Chapter 15: Happy Endings and New Beginnings Natalie's POV
What? What is the Blue Fairy doing in this world? Why did she bring me here? I was just so mesmerized by her presence, that I couldn't even talk. She then walked over to us and I finally broke the silence and asked,
"I-It was you?"
She nodded her head in response.
I asked, "But why? And how?"
"Dear Natalie, you have grown from a sweet, hopeful young girl into a brave, strong young women. And your kindness towards others granted your wish, so I sent you here, to the place you always dreamed of coming to."
With curiosity, I asked,
"You watched over me?"
"Yes. You see Natalie, whenever a child is drawn to things they see in their time, those things are brought to life in their minds. And when you were little, it was you and others that brought me to life in their minds. And when they grew up, their memories and imagination faded. But yours didn't, and that's what has kept me alive."
That made me think, maybe it is good to be a child at heart. Some people could get over things like Disney when they grow up, but it's stayed with me and I know it will stay with me forever. I snapped out of that thought when Quasi asked the Blue Fairy,
"Is there any chance that you could get her back home? She misses her family."
She said, "Of course."
Then I realized what this meant.
If I went back to see my family, that meant that I would have to leave this world, that I would have to leave Quasimodo, forever. I was so happy here with Quasimodo, and I didn't want to lose that or him. As I saw the Blue Fairy waving her wand, I said raising my hand up,
She stopped and I said taking Quasimodo's hand,
"I don't want to say goodbye to my friends, including him. I don't want this to be the last time that I see you, Quasimodo."
He looked at me with sad eyes and said,
"But Natalie, this could be you're only chance of seeing your family again. You've got to do this."
I said, "I won't!"
I then went on to say,
"Yes. Yes I admit it, I miss my family. But Quasi, I'll be miserable forever if I leave you. You're the one that opened my eyes. That made me feel happy again, and showed me what it's like to be in love, please Quasimodo, I don't want to lose that or you."
He then brought his hand to my cheek and said,
"Natalie, you're good to me. You always give me happiness and love. You've given me all that I wanted in this world. If it wasn't for you and Esmeralda, I would've never seen the kind of evil man that Frollo was. You've done so much for me, now it's time for me to return the favor and let you go home to see your family."
I felt tears rushing to my eyes as he said,
"I love you Natalie."
I then saw tears coming to his eyes as he said,
"Don't you worry about me, I'll be okay."
I then said as I shed two tears,
"I'll never meet anyone else like you Quasimodo."
And in that instant, we hugged each other tightly. I never wanted to let go of him, I just wanted to hold him forever. I then felt him bring my face to his and we kissed. It wasn't long, but it was just as passionate as it's always been. Then I leaned my forehead against his as I whispered,
"I love you."
He whispered, "I love you too."
And then we took each other's hands and faced the Blue Fairy.
She said as she smiled at us,
"I see how you two love each other. Natalie, I've seen how much you love and cared about Quasimodo, and what you did to protect him and show him the kindness and beauty within himself and others that he didn't often get to see in the outside world. And Quasimodo, I've seen how much you love and cared about Natalie, and what you did to protect her and help her find happiness within herself and the world around her."
Me and Quasi both smiled at each other in response.
She went on to say,
"And true love is something that can never be broken. And since you both have shown courage, strength, love, and friendship towards each other, I have decided to give you these."
She then waved her magic wand and then two crystal necklaces appeared above us and they were placed on our necks.
I asked, "What are these?"
"They are magical crystals, with their magic they can take you into any world or universe that your heart desires."
I then asked,
"So that means, that I can go into his world whenever I wanted, and he can come into mine whenever he wanted?"
She nodded her head in response.
And in that instant, me and Quasi both smiled at each other and cheered as he lifted me up off the floor as we hugged each other. I saw Esmeralda and Phoebus smiling at us as we hugged each other. Once we stopped, I turned to the Blue Fairy and said with joy,
"Oh, thank you! Thank you so much!"
She smiled and said,
"You're welcome, but you must remember, for the magic within the crystals to work, you must think of the most happiest and peaceful thoughts that you can think of."
I said nodding my head, "We understand."
She smiled and said,
"Good. Now I will leave you four alone. Goodbye to you all, and remember, always be happy and love one another."
And with that, she vanished.
I was looking my crystal. I was a blue crystal with a bead above it, it was beautiful. And Quasi's was gold, but it was almost identical to mine. I then heard Esmeralda say,
"Well, I knew it had to be something magical, but I never expected to see that."
Phoebus nodded and said,
"Yeah, I guess you don't see or experience things like that everyday." I nodded in response.
Then Phoebus said, "Well, we better get back down to the square."
Esmeralda nodded and said, "Yeah, we'll see you guys later."
I said, "Alright, we'll see ya."
Quasi said, "Yeah, see you later." And with that, they left.
As I continued to look at my crystal, I heard Quasi ask,
"So, do you plan on returning home now?"
I looked at him and said,
"Well, I want to. But, I don't know what they'll think when I tell them about where I went. Or about us."
"Well, no matter what happens, I'll always love and be there for you."
I smiled and said, "And I'll always love and be there for you too."
And we both hugged each other tightly. I then said and kissed with happiness and joy.
Once we stopped, he took my hand and said with a smile,
"Now go on, go see your family."
I smiled and nodded in response. As he let go of my hand, I said,
"I promise, I'll be back for my birthday."
He nodded and said, "I'll be waiting until then."
I smiled and then closed my eyes as I thought about the most happiest moments with my family and felt a warm glow circle around me. Then I opened my eyes a second later and I was no longer in the world of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I was home.
I was back in my room and I was back in my regular clothes. I looked around and everything was still the same. Then I saw my Mom enter the room. She had that worried and relieved look on her face. Seeing her, I felt overwhelmed and we both ran to each other and hugged each other tightly. We both sunk to the ground with emotions running high.
Then I saw my Dad, brother, and sister come in and they joined in on the hug. Once we stopped, Dad asked,
"Are you alright?"
I answered, "Yeah, I'm fine."
My Mom asked,
"Where did you go?"
My dad added,
"Yeah, I remember I heard you screaming from your closet and when I finally opened it, you were gone."
I knew I had to tell them, even if they didn't believe me, I knew they'd be too curious, so I told them everything. I told them how I went into the world of Hunchback of Notre Dame and met Quasimodo and how we battled Frollo and how we came to love each other and I showed them the crystal that the Blue Fairy gave me.
Once I finished telling them, at first they were shocked. But then they said,
"You seem to have great friends and they seem to have a great friend in you."
"Mom, Dad, I really feel something for Quasimodo and he feels something for me. And with the crystals that the Blue fairy gave us, I can be able to see him and he can be able to see me. Please Mom and Dad, I just want you to support us."
They looked at me with smiles on their faces and Mom said,
"Natalie, me and your Dad will always be supportive of your decisions and relationships."
"Peanut, when I watched the movie with your sister years ago, I knew that Quasimodo was a good man. And now that I know that he has protected you and cared for you, I know now that he is a great man. All we want is for you to be happy, so if you ever want to see him again, it's fine with us."
Then my brother added,
"But remember, if he ever tries to hurt you." And he punched his hand with his fist.
I rolled my eyes and shook my head in response. I was just so happy that my family supported me and accepted me and Quasimodo's relationship with each other.
Two days later my Birthday came and I was finally 16! I spent part of the day with my family, but then after I had birthday cake and opened up some presents, I went into my room and put on my crystal necklace. I closed my eyes and thought about how much I love Quasimodo and how happy he makes me and I felt a warm glow circling around me. And once I opened my eyes, I saw myself back in the bell tower in the world of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
As I looked around, I heard a familiar and excited voice say,
I looked up and saw Quasimodo swinging down from the rafters.
I smiled and said with excitement,
Once he got down, I ran to him and we hugged each other. He then asked,
"How have you been?"
"I've been good, what about you?"
"I've been good, but I missed you."
I said touched, "Aw, I missed you too."
He then said, "Happy birthday."
I smiled and said, "Thank you."
He then said,
"There's a party waiting for you down at the Court of Miracles."
I asked, "Really?"
"Yeah, come on! Everyone's waiting for you down there."
I said with a nod,
"Okay." And with that he took my hand and we left Notre Dame to go to the Court of Miracles.
I was so happy, I now had everything that I wanted in my life. I had my family, the man of my dreams, it was the best of both worlds for me. I know that this is the conclusion to the story, but to me, the story has just begun.